Redskins: Here’s how to end the flap over your name …

Let’s think out-of-the-box and resolve the flap over the Washington Redskins name.

It seems that in every odd number year, there’s a controversy … and pressure is get the Redskins to change their name.

Apparently some folks think the name is offensive to native Americans.

No kidding.

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Well, I have a creative idea for resolving this bruhaha …

Redskins: Instead of changing your name, change your motif — your mascot and logo  …

Scrap the Indian thing and go the potato route … you know, Redskin Potatoes

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I know – you probably think that’s a reach.

Stay with me on this.

The mascot: ditch the Indian warrior … and sign Mr. Potato Head

Did you  know that the Redskins and Mr. Potato Head already have a marketing agreement?

You can buy a Mr. Potato Head in a Redskins’ uni online.

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I say. let’s give ‘Head a bigger role … get this Indian flap behind us … and concentrate on winning some games.

Now, that’s some out-of-the-box thinking, right?

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3 Responses to “Redskins: Here’s how to end the flap over your name …”

  1. Bernard Says:

    YARGHHHHHHH!
    I hate it that my team stinks! Give me points, though, and we have ourselves a bet for this weekend against your Bears.

  2. Mike Cirrito Says:

    The interesting question to me is what happens to the value of the team if Snyder ever changed the name? Presumably much of the billion + valuation of the team is in the brand. Would a name change drive new sales of merch, and thus more team value, or does the loss of the legacy kill the enterprise value of the organization?

  3. Martin Leborgne Says:

    I think The Onion is also trying to figure this out, and probably has a good solution:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/washington-redskins-change-their-name-to-the-dc-re,34161/

    Washington Redskins Change Their Name To The D.C. Redskins

    WASHINGTON—Following an outpouring of criticism from across the country, the Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they are officially changing the team’s name to the D.C. Redskins. “We’ve heard the concerns of many people who have been hurt or offended by the team’s previous name, and I’m happy to say we’ve now rectified the situation once and for all,” said franchise owner Dan Snyder, adding that “Washington Redskins” will be replaced with “D.C. Redskins” on all team logos, uniforms, and apparel. “It was a difficult decision—and one that, frankly, I’m a little embarrassed took me so long to make. So hopefully we can now put this issue to bed and start cheering on our D.C. Redskins.” In light of Snyder’s decision, Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan told reporters he will change the feather in Chief Wahoo’s headdress from red to a “more appropriate” shade of red.

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